Dear Fixer: I recently moved back home to help take care of my elderly grandfather. My grandparents raised me since I was 7, after my mother, their oldest daughter, was killed.
While The Fixer loves going to bat for people who’ve been ripped off and given the runaround, we really hate hearing about sad, unfixable situations that could have been prevented.
The Fixer hears from a reader who was waiting for a payment of $103.51 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
All year, Team Fixer is working on your stickiest consumer situations — everything from disappearing mortgage payments to ruined vacations.
Dear Fixer: I responded to an ad on Craigslist for a two-bedroom apartment with hardwood floors.
Dear Fixer: A month ago, for my 80th birthday, my daughter bought me a clock radio at Brookstone.
Dear Fixer: Last February, I sent in an application to the Vatican for a Papal Blessing for my in-laws’ 25th wedding anniversary.
Dear Fixer: I’m hoping you can help me. In 2007, I bought my daughter a new Chevy Cobalt. The car was financed through US Bank.
Dear Fixer: I am a dedicated hapkido student, formerly studying at Bally Total Fitness in both Villa Park and Glendale Heights.
Dear Fixer: I contracted with Olson Transportation to hire a bus for the Waukegan Elks Lodge #702 to go to Miller Park in Milwaukee on Sept. 10.
Dear Fixer: On Oct. 25, I put a freezer on layaway at the Tinley Park Sears. Four days later, I got a call from Sears telling me that the freezer was recalled and no longer available.
Dear Fixer: In June 2009, my husband and I went on a Holy Land cruise with Princess Cruises.
Dear Fixer: On Oct. 25, I put a freezer on layaway at the Tinley Park Kmart. Four days later, I got a call from Sears telling me that the freezer was recalled and no longer available.
D ear Fixer: Last December and March, I purchased four $50 Visa prepaid cards through a fund-raiser for my kid’s preschool.
Dear Fixer: For five months, I’ve been having intermittent Internet service with AT&T’s U-verse. It just goes in and out whenever it feels like it.
Dear Fixer: We signed up for Comcast’s Triple Play online and were supposed to get a $200 gift card after three months of service. It’s going on seven months and four phone calls and many emails, and we are still nowhere with this.